Sukia and Amy Souza



In the kitchen
By Amy Souza
Inspiration piece

a drip of honey
falls to the burner &
hardens instantly
sending out a warm
sweet scent
of crystallized
so out of line
with the charred spot
left behind


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  1. Posted October 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm | #

    I really had fun working with your piece. Because it was yours and I know how you love to try different creative methods I gave myself permission to do the same. In the bottom part of the painting I used sugar for added texture. I also used sand paper to break through the layers of built up paint. I finally allowed myself not to put in dots. Very unusual for me.

    Your poem spoke to me about transformation and my painting does the same. The poem as the painting does, goes from something sweet to something charred. Yet it reconciles that each step in transformation has value and influence by the spirit world. It also presents the idea that what came before is present in what is new. The maiden spirit carries the potential of an abundant birth, while the two horn spirit provides guidance of a transpersonal nature. I guess in some regard the painting became about my journey to a new place and personal transformation. There is a bit of sadness in the starkness of the burnt trees and it feels a little lonely. Still there is beauty and support.

    Thank you for the journey.

  2. Posted October 5, 2011 at 11:45 pm | #

    This poem says a lot, Amy. And I like the response, especially the info from you, Sukia. Since I am not an artist, I often try to imagine what inspired the final work.
    In the painting, I saw the honey drop as a large cow’s teat, which is nurturing the earth.